Whether you’re meeting friends for a casual evening or heading out to a black-tie gala the holiday season offers many gorgeous looks for the festively inclined. Choose from heavy metallics and sparkling gemstones or elaborately embellished clothing and accessories worthy of a czarina.
After Work: Following a tension-packed workday simply slip a sequined or beaded top under a tweed jacket. Pair it with a tweed skirt or trousers, add a sexier shoe and small clutch et voila!
Trend Tip: Keep a stash of party time quick fixes in your desk drawer to help you transition from work to evening. Spritz on some perfume, add glitter eyeliner and a deeper, more richly hued lipstick to signal your new mood.
Casual Cool: If you’re grabbing a quick celebratory drink, brighten up the occasion with a bit of holiday glow. Start with a basic knit tank or sweater in one of the season’s jewel-inspired colors, and then add a bit of glitz in the form of a satin skirt or glittering belt worn with your favorite jeans. Then throw on the hits of the season: a pair of sexy boots and a cool leather jacket. They are the fashionista’s perfect choice to take any look from ho-hum to hot in five seconds flat.
Trend Tip: Too tired? Your mood and energy will improve once you get out! On the way, cover up any dark circles with YSL Touché Éclat. It has a hint of shimmer so you’ll look radiant rather than weary.
Al Fresco Festive: Not all holiday events find us indoors, cozy and warm around a dinner table. Whether you’re on vacation getting social après ski, or enjoying the chilly weather under the moonlight here in
New Orleans, dress festive! The look of scarves paired with gleaming satin trousers is elegant, or try a tonal color story – head-to-toe in ivory, camel, brown, grey or black – for an effortlessly chic look.
Trend Tip: You may feel a rosy glow from spending time outdoors, but the cold and the wind can really do a number on your skin. Take advantage of special holiday gift packages to try out new skincare products.
Yuletide Eyes: The trendiest beauty looks are gilded and glittering, so turn it up! Make eyes stand out by rimming them with smoldering grays. If you’re up for it, try out a pair of faux eyelashes. With all attention on your eyes, the rest of your makeup should shimmer but not shout. Compliment the look with a glimmering slick of rosy lipstick or gloss.
Trend Tip: With all eyes on your eyes, make sure they’re clear and sparkling! The best bet is good old-fashioned eye drops.
Black-tie Beautiful: Wondering what to wear to the next black-tie event? Lucky you! This year, the best looks are softened with wonderfully feminine touches. Rich blues, reds and greens, along with metallic gold, silver, copper and platinum is taking center stage, especially when embellished with quality beading and trim. Velvet is always a stunning option during the winter months.
Trend Tip: If you opt for a simple black ensemble, glitz it up with accessories. Start with a dramatic beaded wrap, add glittering jewels at the ear and wrist, and go for a contrasting metallic for your shoes and evening bag.
It is your time to shine … enjoy!